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Re: Fluff

Postby ahammel » Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:54 pm UTC

Xeio wrote:I thought all the major browsers discontinued support of <blink> (and <marquee>).

But here I am, staring at the LibreSSL page and it's fucking blinking.

Yeah, that's convincing me that those guys have fixed all the holes.
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Re: Fluff

Postby Thesh » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:41 am UTC

Wow! That is horrible! That's what marquee was DESIGNED for!
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Re: Fluff

Postby roband » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:01 am UTC

Adacore wrote:
Tomlidich the second wrote:Reminds me of the into darkness "Captain! I cannot see due to all this lens flare!"

JJ Abrams has a lot of nostalgia for old 70s/80s movies. Just look at Super 8.

I need to rewatch that.

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Re: Fluff

Postby Felstaff » Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:06 am UTC

I've been mentally humming snippets of music for several weeks now, and I have only just realised it's the bonus stage from Sonic 2.
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Re: Fluff

Postby Djehutynakht » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:24 am UTC

I've stayed up all night not doing work on a basic Catholic-oriented Wikipedia web... John XXIII, Francis, Leo XIII, John Paul I, John Paul I murder conspiracies, the Sisi thesis (That Cardinal Sisi was actually elected pope in one or more papal elections but forced to relinquish the election before it became known), Our Lady of Fatima, The Three Secrets of Fatima, Saint Peter, List of murdered popes...

The list goes on.

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Re: Fluff

Postby 3rdtry » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:18 pm UTC

I was playing with a small kitty and thought it would be cute to grab her and try to put her in a (reusable, not plastic) shopping bag. Now I have claw marks and blood all over my left hand :x.

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Re: Fluff

Postby Tomlidich the second » Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:23 pm UTC

Does anyone else get a dissociation type feeling like they are not actually human, but instead part of a very similar race of aliens that may come back to earth someday and take you away with them, where things actually make sense?

Yeah, i think about this way too often to be normal.
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Re: Fluff

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:29 pm UTC

No, but I often get the uncomfortable sensation that I'm actually here and actually taking active part in existence rather than being a passive observer, which is really disconcerting when you're mid-sentence. Especially if you're in the middle of explaining something, but it also sucks when you're walking and for a moment completely forget which order the legs go because you've forgotten you were controlling them.

It's like the "You are now aware you have a tongue in your mouth and are aware you are breathing" things, only with linear existence being the "discovery".
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Re: Fluff

Postby FierceContinent » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:00 pm UTC

Tomlidich the second wrote:Does anyone else get a dissociation type feeling like they are not actually human, but instead part of a very similar race of aliens that may come back to earth someday and take you away with them, where things actually make sense?<br abp="666"><br abp="667">Yeah, i think about this way too often to be normal.



I'd say everyone gets that, except rich American white guys.
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Re: Fluff

Postby speising » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:02 pm UTC

Tomlidich the second wrote:Does anyone else get a dissociation type feeling like they are not actually human, but instead part of a very similar race of aliens that may come back to earth someday and take you away with them, where things actually make sense?

Yeah, i think about this way too often to be normal.


"that's just ordinary paranoia. everybody in the universe has that."

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Re: Fluff

Postby addams » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:21 pm UTC

FierceContinent wrote:
Tomlidich the second wrote:Does anyone else get a dissociation type feeling like they are not actually human, but instead part of a very similar race of aliens that may come back to earth someday and take you away with them, where things actually make sense?<br abp="666"><br abp="667">Yeah, i think about this way too often to be normal.



I'd say everyone gets that, except rich American white guys.

A very common development stage for Humans.
This idea has infected nearly all cultures.

Maybe it is HardWired in.
Where there are Fairy Tails and Religion and Philosophy there are Sane Beings, Some-fucking-Where.

The Goal is to be sane and ready when they Get Here.
opps. If They show up, I hope they land somewhere Sane.

These are Human Ideas.
During the discussions that led to our feeble search for Brothers and Sisters from (points up) out there,
there were some darned interesting conversations.

One of my favorite lines was, "As good as we are; Better! As bad as we are; Worse!"
That was some food for Thought. That is true of our Neighbors on Earth, too.

Hey! We could have a Fantasy that says, "There are Sane people on the Earth's Surface, today."
They will show up and Save Us!

Like with all Fantasies of Salvation, We must prepare for The Sane.
Prepare to be Good Hosts. Work on the Sane Thing a bit.

Get ready! They might show up any day!
Oh! Darn! Not in The US.

Security would Never let them in.
Sane must start somewhere else and be smuggled in.
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Some of us see The Gutter.
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Re: Fluff

Postby Magnanimous » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:13 pm UTC

It's like thinking about how your body isn't actually you, and you're really just getting sensory feedback.

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Re: Fluff

Postby You, sir, name? » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:25 pm UTC

Tomlidich the second wrote:Does anyone else get a dissociation type feeling like they are not actually human, but instead part of a very similar race of aliens that may come back to earth someday and take you away with them, where things actually make sense?

Yeah, i think about this way too often to be normal.


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Re: Fluff

Postby Deva » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:15 am UTC

Screech: Remembered three churches closer than the nearest grocery store. Searched. Discovered four more (and three more on the fringe). Excludes religious organizations meeting elsewhere too.

How much do services vary between churches (or other religious buildings)?
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Re: Fluff

Postby addams » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:46 am UTC

Deva wrote:Screech: Remembered three churches closer than the nearest grocery store. Searched. Discovered four more (and three more on the fringe). Excludes religious organizations meeting elsewhere too.

How much do services vary between churches (or other religious buildings)?

There is an interesting question.
Darn! If I knew you in 3D, it would be more fun.

How many of them have you been in?
Have you ever seen a Religious Service?

It is interesting.
Like watching Paint Dry.

The Subject is very interesting to me.
I turned away from Religion.

The People screw it up.
I studied Truth, Science.

Then one Fateful day some guy told me Science is a Religion.
He knew a lot about Science.

I needed to understand Religon for my profession.
My profession was Nursing.

Nursing is about people.
People have Religons.

Sometimes I feel like,
I studied that stuff and I still don't know anything about it.

But; I do.
I know stuff.

The answer to your question.
How different can the services be?

The real answer is Not Very Much.
Don't tell.

Those people take great pride in Not being like The Other.
Not all, some. It is, sort of, funny.

I have heard a 7th Day Gasp at the notion they are Christians like Catholics.
"More like Mormons?" I asked. "God No!" Was the answer. Funny Stuff.
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Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: Fluff

Postby Deva » Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:09 am UTC

Attended services with three or four organizations, mostly as a child. Ignored the sermon regardless of age. Asked for that reason.

Organization A: In a church. Recited words unenthusiastically. Prayed. Preached.
Organization B: Convened at a park. (May have been part of a regular church. Does not know.) See above. Preferred it due to length.
Organization C: Similar to Organization A. Offered Communion occasionally.
Organization D: Met in schools until constructing its own building. Played Christian rock music. Similar to Organization C, otherwise.

Visited another church too, but only once. Seemed like Organization D.
Changes its form depending on the observer.

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Re: Fluff

Postby addams » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:38 am UTC

Deva wrote:Attended services with three or four organizations, mostly as a child. Ignored the sermon regardless of age. Asked for that reason.

Organization A: In a church. Recited words unenthusiastically. Prayed. Preached.
Organization B: Convened at a park. (May have been part of a regular church. Does not know.) See above. Preferred it due to length.
Organization C: Similar to Organization A. Offered Communion there occasionally.
Organization D: Met in schools until constructing its own building. Played Christian rock music. Similar to Organization C, otherwise.

Visited another church too, but only once. Seemed like Organization D.

oh, Honey;
It can be so much fun.

Of course, it is not fun to be an outsider.
If you had a friend, like me, you would not be an outsider.

We would be an in-group.
I am serious. It can be fun.

I have been to Jewish services that Rocked.
The music was Great! We were All dancing.

The Food was darned good, too.
The Jews drink wine after service.

They don't mess around with a teaspoon full.
With the Jews ya' get a proper glass of wine.

Hindus have as much or more variety as MonoTheists.
Some of the Rituals crack me up. Don't laugh during.

It really is Meaningful. Deep and strengthening
That is the part a lot of people leave out.
So busy following the rules they forget to begin.

Buddhists have a variety of things they do.
Like all services there is the Old Familiar Structure.

Like Catholics, some Buddhists do the Rituals and let it go at that.
Others turn it into a Lifestyle Choice. Deeply meaningful and funny.

I have never been to a Tao service.
Maybe they don't. I spent some time at a Temple.

The guy that ran the place was into Harmony and Balance.
The place had History. It was a transplant religion that did not care to take off.

Science? As a Religion?
The scales fell from my eyes during a series of classes.

We arrived. We behaved ourselves. We listened.
We agreed. We ate and talked, after.

We shared the same Gods.
We acted alike because we 'Bought In'.
We had Jargon. And; inside jokes.

Outsiders were tolerated with varying degrees of patience.
All we lacked was Church Music. Science is a Religion, too.

Religion can be a Mix and Match affair.
I take Science, what little I know.

Then I add those things that make sense and work for me.
Then I spice it up with some stuff I will never understand.

Stick the Whole Thing between my ears.
And; Hope it does not leak out at an inopportune moment.

Going to Church alone is not all that much fun.
Unless the Lecturer Rocks. That happens.

UU's! Have you UU's near You?
They are an interesting Group.

A person never know with them.
Humanist to Hindu. (shrug)

The lectures tend to be understandable.
Heck. What else ya' got to do?

Call your best girlfriend.
Get gussied up. And; Go to Church!

The Catholics put on a consistent show.
Start with them! Or; Not. What Fun!
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Some of us see The Gutter.
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Re: Fluff

Postby Deva » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:17 am UTC

Declines. Dislikes dancing, alcohol, ceremonies, and formal attire in general. Might behave unpleasantly. Considers that disrespectful.

Unitarian Universalists: Knows of none. Never heard the term previously.
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Re: Fluff

Postby eSOANEM » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:23 am UTC

Deva wrote:Screech: Remembered three churches closer than the nearest grocery store. Searched. Discovered four more (and three more on the fringe). Excludes religious organizations meeting elsewhere too.

How much do services vary between churches (or other religious buildings)?


I have to walk past 8 churches and chapels to get to my nearest supermarket even though it's only 3 minutes' walk away. I've no idea how many churches there are nearer than the supermarket, but it's got to be some ridiculous number.
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Re: Fluff

Postby yurell » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:31 am UTC

In a 10km radius circle around me there is a:
—Presbyterian Church
—Catholic Church
—Anglican Church
—Pentecostal Church
—Korean Uniting Church
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Re: Fluff

Postby UniqueScreenname » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:58 am UTC

My nearest supermarket is a 10 minute walk. There are no churches closer, unless you count the one that was in the middle school on Sundays, in which case they're about even.
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Re: Fluff

Postby Ubik » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:10 pm UTC

Nearest grocery store is about 250 meters from my home. There's also two churches roughly as far as the store is. Six churches within two kilometer radius. Actually, there two more places that probably count too. Three of those eight are a not so church-like in appearance. I live close to the center of the city, less than a kilometer to the central square.

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Re: Fluff

Postby You, sir, name? » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:45 pm UTC

I have about the same church density as grocery store density. In fact, they seem with very few exceptions to occur next to each other (within viewing distance).
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Re: Fluff

Postby addams » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:09 pm UTC

Deva wrote:Declines. Dislikes dancing, alcohol, ceremonies, and formal attire in general. Might behave unpleasantly. Considers that disrespectful.

Unitarian Universalists: Knows of none. Never heard the term previously.

See?
There ya' go.

You intuitively know the answer to your question.

How different are the Services?
Not very much.


They are boring Parties.
Every single one of 'em.

The After Parties can be fun.
They often have Dress Up, Drink, People Standing Up to Talk components.

Same Stuff.
A little more Audience Participation.

Sometimes very darned little Audience Participation.
I used to like the After Parties.

I like Gossip about Gods, Nature and the Internal Journey of Man.

Some of those people think there are Two.
The internal and the external Man.

Each is on a Journey with the other.
The way you are on a Journey with a good friend.

Some put that number much higher than Two.
They walk around in a Cloud of Personalities.

Like a person from a large and loving Family.
Only; Religion is made up. Families are Real.

Some put that number much lower.
So low that even their Own Existence comes into question.
Hence. Church. Once in a while (like every day) they check.

UU's might be The Ticket for you.
Who knows? You can laugh at them.

Some UU's are UpTight.
Most are ok.

I had the President of a UU's Church, sort of, throw me out for using the 'G' word.
Some people go to UU as a Protest against Religion that has Structure and Predefined Notions of God.

I think she translated it Wrong.
I thought the Teachings were to "Be at Peace with God; Whatever you conceive him to be."

Many people respond to Freedom by Oppressing Others.
I was in a Church! I know how to go to Chruch!
I practiced! After Church I know, too!

It was a darned funny situation.
I was puttering with what I Know is an Alter in the Kitchen so that it was nice for the Others as they wandered in from the Service.
I was talking to a Random male church goer. That woman was listening. The word God came up. So Funny.

The man looked a little frightened.
Like a child that saw another child do a forbidden thing.
The woman Cringed.

She is in a Position of Authority.
She is going to Do Things Right.

She let me know in no uncertain terms,
"The 'G' word will not be Tolerated."

Well...That took some of the fun out of it for me.
No looking Out. No looking In.

It reminds me of the White Paper.
No Thinking. No Talking.
No Looking Out. No Looking In.

SIT DOWN!
LISTEN TO TV!
DON'T SAY ONE WORD THE TV DID NOT GIVE YOU!

Not all UU's are that way.
Some are a Ton of Fun.

I have met UU's that emerse themselves in the Study of Religion.
They teach it at Sunday School.

Not one Religion. A Bunch.
The little kids learn not to laugh at other people's Religions.

That is a handy skill.
I fail. I laugh.
I laughed at that woman.

She was in a Church and she was Policing the word, "God".
That is funny stuff.

Like in Science, it is a long boring Trip from Go! to the Jokes.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

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Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: Fluff

Postby roband » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:09 am UTC

SecondTalon wrote:No, but I often get the uncomfortable sensation that I'm actually here and actually taking active part in existence rather than being a passive observer, which is really disconcerting when you're mid-sentence. Especially if you're in the middle of explaining something, but it also sucks when you're walking and for a moment completely forget which order the legs go because you've forgotten you were controlling them.

This happens to me, most often, when I'm going up the stairs. When I don't think about it, it's fine, then I realise that I'm not thinking about it, then think about it, then normally fall over by trying to go up 2 and a half steps at once.

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Re: Fluff

Postby Wonderbolt » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:49 am UTC

roband wrote:
SecondTalon wrote:No, but I often get the uncomfortable sensation that I'm actually here and actually taking active part in existence rather than being a passive observer, which is really disconcerting when you're mid-sentence. Especially if you're in the middle of explaining something, but it also sucks when you're walking and for a moment completely forget which order the legs go because you've forgotten you were controlling them.

This happens to me, most often, when I'm going up the stairs. When I don't think about it, it's fine, then I realise that I'm not thinking about it, then think about it, then normally fall over by trying to go up 2 and a half steps at once.

I hate when that happens. My roommates joke about me being incapable of moving up stairs because this happens one out of five times or so when I'm in a rush.

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Re: Fluff

Postby RollingHead » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:59 pm UTC

Sometimes I'll be walking somewhere and start thinking of something I have to do somewhere else, the train of thought gets mixed up with the part of my mind telling my limbs what to do, and I end up tripping over my feet and/or swerving into an obstacle.

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Re: Fluff

Postby addams » Tue Apr 29, 2014 2:59 am UTC

I think it's genetic.
It runs in the Family of Man.

There will be little pools of Weirdnesses.
I have Tripped over shadows.
It ran in my family.

We tripped over shadows and we laughed at one another.
My great-grandmother and I would sometimes go back and walk though the shadows.

hey. we didn't have Wi-Fi.

No Wi-Fi.
We talked about it.

My grandmother did not like to be laughed at.
She would trip on the very same shadow and react so differently.

We teased her.
People Suck.

We were Nice People and we sucked.
She was so serous. We were not.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: Fluff

Postby Adacore » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:26 am UTC

I bought a Galaxy Note 3 yesterday. It doesn't seem particularly huge to me. I think I may have been in Korea too long.

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Re: Fluff

Postby roband » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:15 am UTC

Adacore wrote:I bought a Galaxy Note 3 yesterday. It doesn't seem particularly huge to me. I think I may have been in Korea too long.

I want oneeee. My Note 2 feels inferior :(
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Re: Fluff

Postby You, sir, name? » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:32 am UTC

I should buy a NAS.
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Re: Fluff

Postby tms » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:38 pm UTC

roband wrote:My Note 2 feels senior

ftfy 8-)
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Re: Fluff

Postby Angua » Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:41 pm UTC

The original is the most awesome!!

<3 my note :)

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Re: Fluff

Postby You, sir, name? » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:49 pm UTC

I've noticed sometimes people rapidly scan horizontally with their eyes as they talk to other people. Mostly in movies and TV-shows, and based on a limited sample (half a dozen observations perhaps), it seems to be only women who do this (often while in scenes where they are supposed to be in an agitated emotional state). What is this?

A few examples off the top of my head (there are more, I used to keep a list of instances, but I can't find it right now):

Sarah Lancaster does it in Chuck (very prominently)
Kate Beckinsale does it in Total Recall (2012)
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Re: Fluff

Postby poxic » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:56 pm UTC

I think I do that when I don't really want to be talking to the person in front of me.

My guess: the show's writers were (are?) socially awkward and think this is how Cool Girls act toward everyone.
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Re: Fluff

Postby Whizbang » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:00 pm UTC

They're reading from a prompt?

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Re: Fluff

Postby JBJ » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:02 pm UTC

It's actors who never learned from Michael Caine (Tip #1)
I think it's mostly involuntary.
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Re: Fluff

Postby speising » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:05 pm UTC

could be meant to signify "looking for an escape".

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Re: Fluff

Postby Krealr » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:12 pm UTC

You, sir, name? wrote:I've noticed sometimes people rapidly scan horizontally with their eyes as they talk to other people. Mostly in movies and TV-shows, and based on a limited sample (half a dozen observations perhaps), it seems to be only women who do this (often while in scenes where they are supposed to be in an agitated emotional state). What is this?

A few examples off the top of my head (there are more, I used to keep a list of instances, but I can't find it right now):

Sarah Lancaster does it in Chuck (very prominently)
Kate Beckinsale does it in Total Recall (2012)


Cue cards? (Not sure why it would be limited to women though)

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Re: Fluff

Postby You, sir, name? » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:32 pm UTC

Whizbang wrote:They're reading from a prompt?

Krealr wrote:Cue cards? (Not sure why it would be limited to women though)


Could be I'm more inclined to pick it up in women on behalf on being a heterosexual male, and prone to gaze into the eyes of fair maidens?

So, maybe... I can kinda buy it if this was a TV-show (like the Chuck example), but in a movie?! Also, I don't think it really fits with the behavior. The frequency of eye-movement doesn't really fit with the amount of dialog.

JBJ wrote:It's actors who never learned from Michael Caine (Tip #1)
I think it's mostly involuntary.


It seems involuntary, like they can't decide which eye to look into. Heck, I can't barely move my eyes like that if I try.

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I found a wikipedia article describing a medical condition called nystagmus, which seems at least similar to what I've noticed. But if it's neurological, why only women, and why aren't they doing it consistently?
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